All young athletes dream of making it into the elite level. Who is more likely to succeed - a gifted individual with a moderate work ethic, or an average but committed one? Research has revealed that children have 'optimal training ages' for specific skills that will ultimately determine their athletic success. Learning how to optimize training gives young people an edge, and enhances the effectiveness of P.E. teachers and coaches. The result? Going beyond your previous limits. And that's what this book is about! With Coach Bijan, you'll learn how to stay on the path to your personal best. So leave the second-guessing and the trial-and-error for those who don't dare to Reach For It!
Bijan Jiany, CSCS, B.HKin, B.Ed, NCCP Intro to Competition: Trained Basketball Coach, has more than 20 years of experience as a basketball player, personal trainer, and coach. He is a steadfast advocate of sport and its power to build character, and his passion is helping young people develop into athletes and future leaders. Through sharing his knowledge and personal experiences, Coach Bijan sends young people a simple but powerful message: Whatever you're reaching for, reach higher, accept defeat graciously, and never stop trying until you've got it!